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The Chemist

Permit for transporting fish house on road

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I read somewhere yesterday that fish houses would need a permit for transporting on road if they were beyond a certain length/width. But I can't seem to find it now. Has anyone else seen this?

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Chemist,
My house is not legal for transporting but I ran lights to the back of the house and drive on the shoulder with the emergency flashers on. When I first got the house, I drove it from Glenwood to Waconia, going no faster than 35-40 miles an hour on the shoulder. pulling off every few miles to let the traffic go by... I was passed by many State patrol and county sheriffs, and never got a second glance.
I will never again drive my house to a location more than 2 miles from where I store the house. I think most police will overlook the illegal size as long as you try to be safe and use your flashers, and aren't driving on a major road. I think putting a slow moving vehicle sign would help also.

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I thought that the article I read it in was like a press release from the State Patrol or something. I'll have to check some more if I can find it.

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I don't believe you need a permit. But you should move the house during DAYLIGHT HOURS.

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i drive truck and i know for sure, that if you have anything ... over either 104" or 108"(i'll check tommorrow) you must have a permit. i know people that have been ticketed for no permit while in transport of there fishouse. i think you can get around it though if you put a slow moving vehicle placard on it. but you cannot go faster than the regs for slow moving vehicle allow.

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I pulled my sleeper house up to MilleLacs this spring and pulled an oversized permit for it. The permit is only $15, which i think is worth the piece of mind and it sure beats paying a fine which i think is fairly steep on oversized loads. You can get one faxed over to you in about 10 minutes from the D.O.T. Just have all of your information ready: trailer make,model,length, overall dimensions of the load, trailer weight, total weight, piece count and route of travel. You can get the phone # from the D.O.T. HSOforum. Hope this helps.

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i was told today by my mechanic at work that eight and a half feet is the limit....102" but i would contact the dot to confirm.

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